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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada this week announced new dairy working groups to address industry concerns. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced the new working groups comprised of dairy farmers and processors. Canada says that while informal engagement has already begun with the dairy sector, the working groups bring together officials from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, representatives from national dairy organizations and associations, as well as regional re
Cheese prices fell last week taking futures with them, but then rallied a bit. Block Cheddar fell to $1.47 per pound last Wednesday, the lowest price since June 26, 2018, but closed Friday at $1.5150, up 1 3/4-cents on the week and ending three weeks of decline, but still 23 cents below a year ago. The barrels plunged to $1.2075 Wednesday, lowest price since June 27, 2018, and an earshot away from a 9-year low. They finished Friday at $1.25, down 1 3/4-cents on the week and 4
September Prices Received Index Decreased 1.5 Percent
The September Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 88.2, decreased 1.5 percent from
August 2018. At 88.1, the Crop Production Index decreased 2.0 percent. The Livestock Production
Index, at 88.3, decreased 1.1 percent. Producers received lower prices for broilers, market eggs,
cattle, and grapes but higher prices for milk, apples, strawberries, and sweet corn. Compared with
a year earlier, the Prices R
Dairy Outlook: Weaker cheese prices are to blame for the milk price decline. After increasing in September, milk prices declined in October. “The Class III price was $14.95 in August and increased in September to a high for the year at $16.09,” says Bob Cropp, University of Wisconsin Extension dairy economist. “But it looks like October may be closer to $15.60.” The weakening of cheese prices is responsible for a lower Class III price. Cheddar 40-pound blocks were as high as
OMAHA (DTN) -- The nation's soybean harvest picked up speed last week, while the percentage of corn harvested ended the week equal to the five-year average, USDA's National Ag Statistics Service said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday. As of Sunday, Oct. 28, 72% of the nation's soybeans were harvested, up 19 percentage points from the previous week but still 9 percentage points behind the five-year average of 81%. That was an improvement from the previous week when
Some reports suggest that many California dairies are for sale, and some others are on the edge of going out of business. California milk production trends are essentially flat. Temperatures have toned-down and weather conditions are helping keep herd stress down. Fat and protein levels are steady compared to last week. Class 1 sales are generally even. Processing plants are running on active and planned schedules. Freight costs continue to be expensive because of hauling lim
Average daily streamflows indicated in cubic feet per second.
Reservoir levels current as of midnight on date indicated. Upper Snake River system is at 50 % of capacity. (Jackson Lake,Palisades, Grassy Lake,Island Park,Ririe,American Falls,LakeWalcott) Total space available:2037840 AF Total storage capacity:4045695 AF
The National Milk Producers Federation this week asked the Department of Agriculture to better support dairy farmers who are experiencing losses stemming from the Trump trade agenda. The Federation says in a letter to USDA that the agency needs to better reflect the dairy-farm incomes lost to tariff retaliation when it calculates its next round of trade mitigation payments. NMPF Chairman and dairy farmer Randy Mooney cited four studies illustrating that milk producers have ex
Outside of additional heavy rain across the southcentral United States, conditions were generally quiet across the Nation. The break from the recent active weather pattern led to a quiet week in the U.S. Drought Monitor, with changes mostly confined to the South. While lingering wetness further reduced or eliminated drought from the Four Corners into Texas, short-term dryness was developing over parts of the Southeast. Note: the weekly drought analysis incorporates rain that